Threat of Amphan cyclone increased, coastal areas evacuated :
Odisha and West Bengal are the two most affected States from the cyclone Amphan.
The Meteorological Department has issued an Orange Alert for West Bengal in the wake of the Amphan cyclone. According Meteorological Department, Kolkata, Hooghly, Howrah, South and North 24 Parganas and East Midnapore districts could suffer massive damage. The wind will move at a speed of 250 km over the Bay of Bengal. Rail and roadways can be disrupt at many places, power and communication poles can be uprooted. The Meteorological Department has predicted heavy damage to finished crops, orchards and all types of kutcha houses.
Due to the storm Amphon, there is a situation of storm gusts of 240 to 250 km per hour over the Gulf of East Central Bengal and west central and next to it. The storm will hit till noon or Wednesday evening.
This storm located 670 km from Digha. South-southwest of West Bengal will move in a north-northeast direction near the Bay of North-West Bengal. This afternoon or Wednesday evening will take the form of a very severe cyclonic storm. It will hit the banks of Bengal.
Meteorological Department prohibits fishing in Odisha and West Bengal
The Indian Meteorological Department directed to suspend all fishing activities in West Bengal and Odisha by 20 May in view of the Amphan cyclone. Villagers requested to go to cyclone shelters. In the wake of the Amphan cyclone, a team from the National Disaster Response Force stationed at Jagatsinghpur in Odisha. But, Villagers to visit the cyclone shelters in the area. At the same time, by Tuesday evening, this speed will be reduce from 200 to 210 kilometres per hour. Amphan started at 23 :30 hours IST of 18th may 2020 near longitude 86.5 degree east and latitude 12.0 degree north. IMD says, over West Central bay of Bangal approx 9:30 kilometre. As well as south of Pradeep Odisha 750 kilometre south west of Digha West Bengal. Orange alert issued for West Bengal.
Government Action regarding Amphan
Cabinet Secretary will hold a meeting regarding Amphan Cabinet Secretary. Rajiv Gauba will chair the meeting of the National Crisis Monitoring Committee at 12.00 noon today. Apart from this, readiness of the NDRF and the defense forces. And, the Departments of Power and Telecommunications have been instructed to be prepared with emergency response.
Home Minister Shah talked to Mamta.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Assuring help in dealing with situations arising due to cyclone ‘Amphan’. Although, An official has given information about this. However, People from coastal areas sent to shelter.
Residents of the coastal area Jagatsinghpur were shifted to the shelter sites. Due last night in view of cyclonic storms in Odisha. And, the government has taken this step in view of the strong rains and winds from Amfan.
PM @NarendraModi took stock of the situation and reviewed the preparedness against cyclone ‘Amphan’.
25 NDRF teams have already been deployed while 12 others are ready in reserve. Also 24 other NDRF teams are on standby in different parts of the country. pic.twitter.com/Cjhk2beWnF
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) May 18, 2020
Amphan Cyclone: India will face Mahathupan for the second time after 1999
forces alert Odisha, 11 lakh people being evacuated. While, the Odisha government has started evacuating 11 lakh people from sensitive areas. In view of the warning of strong winds and heavy rains due to cyclonic storm ‘Amphan’. These people are being transported to temporary shelter homes. The West Bengal government has also started providing people from low-lying areas to safe places.